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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Frozen Ground


When I visited the Columbia River Gorge last weekend, I stopped and photographed Horsetail Falls. While everyones attention was on the frozen waterfall, I turned around and spotted the frozen ground behind me. The grass and weeds were all encased in ice, as well as the bottom of a tree trunk and the rock wall behind it. Impressive!

On another note, today is my 1000th blog post! WOW! Thank you to everyone that stops by and visits the Mt Hood, Oregon area through my photography. I appreciate it!

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Frozen Under Crown Point


Directly under Crown Point is an unnamed waterfall, which this time of year is completely frozen. It's water no longer makes it down to Mirror Lake below, which is also pretty much a solid sheet of ice.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Wintery Horsetail Falls


There is only a small window of time between when everything freezes to when everything melts. During this window, if you are lucky, the roads become clear enough that you can drive the Historic Columbia River Highway and bear witness to the frozen waterfalls, which is one of the most beautiful scenes our area has to offer in the wintertime.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Vista House


Sitting upon Crown Point in the Columbia River Gorge is the Vista House. According to the Friends of Vista House website, The Vista House was built in 1917 as place for travelers to rest and refresh themselves as they made their way down the Gorge. On Sunday when I visited, the House was closed due to the freezing temperatures, but it didn't stop the throngs of visitors from parking around it and taking in the views. I took advantage of its closed doors and lack of people to capture this photo, which shows the sun and moon in one shot!

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Monday, December 9, 2013

Deep Freeze

 
The few weeks between the very end of the autumn leaves and the first freeze is always a hard time for me photography wise. The plain grey skies, lack of flowers or mushrooms, and the east wind keep me indoors. Therefore, I took a few weeks off from posting just to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with my family, get my Christmas decorations up, celebrate my Moms birthday, and stay warm through the wet, windy, cold weather we had been experiencing lately.

Things turned this week, when we had our first light dusting of snow and deep freeze. I went out with my camera this past weekend and took a drive up the Columbia River Gorge. The temperature was 21 degrees, but there was no wind for the first time in what seems like weeks. Along the path was a rock wall, and in the crevices was this crust of delicate frost.

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